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Today a wife and her sailor are at last reunited. Beatrice Weeks Thomas was born on Jan. 11, 1929, in Hurt, Virginia and was at last reunited with her sailor, her husband of almost 63 years, on Oct. 5, 2015, his birthday. Bea was 86.
She was the youngest of eight brothers and sisters. After graduating from Gretna High School in Pennsylvania County, she worked as a telephone operator for C & P Telephone Company in Altavista and Lynchburg. She married her sailor, Stover C. “Tom” Thomas, on Aug. 5, 1950.
Bea was an active member of Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church in Yorktown since 1960. She taught Sunday school, was the church librarian, the treasurer and a trustee. She dedicated more than 35 years of service to the community as a York County volunteer at the York County Bargain Box on Dare Road and was one of the original “Tuesday Girls.”
Bea was most proud of being a dedicated wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma or “GaMaw” and friend to so many. She loved her family and made sure she saw all of us at least once a week at “Sunday Supper.” She would cook Sunday supper and invite the whole family each week and everyone came; none of us could resist her love or her cooking. She was sad but happy to give up the every week schedule to a new every other week schedule and share the “Sunday Supper Tradition” with Clarrissa and she still got to see the family together every week.
Bea was proud of the home she and Stover had built together. They loved gardening, planting flowers and watching the birds and she ran from the bees while Stover ran to them … only to collect that delicious “Bea’s Honey.”
Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Stover C, Thomas.
She is survived by her son, Stanley M. Thomas and his wife, Clarrissa; daughter, Susan T. Atwood; grandchildren, Dereck B. Thomas and his wife, Deborah and Melissa G. Argue and her husband, Travis; and great-grandchildren, Ashton, Ava and Alexa Thomas and Aiden and Arabella Argue.
Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and GaMaw, you were a very important part of our lives and we love and will miss you so, so much.
A visitation of friends and family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at Amory funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church in Yorktown with a reception immediately following in the social hall. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Hampton Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hampton.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to the Bargain Box, 222 Dare Road, Yorktown, VA 23692.
Please leave online condolences for the family in the comment section below. Arrangements by Amory funeral Home.
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